1947 - First Session of the Commission of the Status of Women

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    The Commission on the Status of Women first met at Lake Success, New York, in February 1947. At that session, all of the 15 government representatives were women – giving the Commission the unique character it was going to maintain throughout its history by gathering a majority of women delegates.

    In this picture (original caption):
    India's participation in the economic, social and humanitarian activities of the United Nations is active and lively. Begum Hamid Ali, a pioneer in the field of women's emancipation in India, represents her country on the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

    Photo Date: February 12th, 1947

    Photo Credit: UN Photo

    Photo Number (NICA): 292364

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